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Separation Process Engineering, Second Edition by Phillip C. Wankat

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Chapter 7: Approximate Shortcut Methods for Multicomponent Distillation

The previous chapters served as an introduction to multicomponent distillation. Matrix methods are efficient, but they still require a fair amount of time even on a fast computer. In addition, they are simulation methods and require a known number of stages and a specified feed plate location. Fairly rapid approximate methods are required for preliminary economic estimates, for recycle calculations where the distillation is only a small portion of the entire system, for calculations for control systems, and as a first estimate for more detailed simulation calculations.

In this chapter we will first develop the Fenske equation, which allows calculation of multicomponent separation ...

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